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Closed 31/05/2020

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£1,765
raised of £3,000 target by 68 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,765 to make and supply emergency personal protective equipment for the NHS, health and care workers.

    Southampton, UK
    Funded on Sunday, 31st May 2020

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    There is a critical lack of available personal protective equipment (PPE) for staff on the front lines of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

    We're aiming to produce over 8.500 face shields for health and care workers in Hampshire and beyond.

    SoMakeIt, a community based, volunteer-run not-for-profit organisation, is currently 3D printing, assembling and distributing face shields to workers who urgently need them. Face shields protect front-line medical staff (e.g. medical, dental, care work) from splashes, sprays, and spatter of body fluids which is essential when caring for those affected by Covid-19. We are producing over 400 face shields a day and have supplied over 3000 face shields so far to Southampton General, Royal South Hants Hospital and local care homes. Your donations will help us to supply more 3D Printed Face Shields to NHS staff and other essentials workers. We receive new requests every day, and demand is still high.

    This is a world wide effort by makers clubs to help stop the spread of the coronavirus and protect the staff on the front line. We need your help to continue to source materials to keep up with demand. Your donation will allow us to buy more material, like the filament used in the prints and the A4 clear plastic sheets used as the splash guard, costs to deliver the prints, machine maintenance and further prototyping. Many print designs are available online in similar projects, but we continue to make changes and customization based on our printers, our failure testing and feedback by the staff who use our shields.

    Your donation will help us to protect our community! Thank you .

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    • SoMakeIt - the Southampton Makerspace1 month ago
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      SoMakeIt - the Southampton Makerspace

      1 month ago

      A batch of 200 being delivered today to autism and disability care workers.

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    • SoMakeIt - the Southampton Makerspace1 month ago
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      SoMakeIt - the Southampton Makerspace

      1 month ago

      This is what 600+ face shield frames looks like! We print them in stacks for efficiency and them split them into individual frames (along with help from the wonderful volunteers at National Oceanography Centre).

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    • SoMakeIt - the Southampton Makerspace1 month ago
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      SoMakeIt - the Southampton Makerspace

      1 month ago

      Almost 1/3 of the way to the goal! Thank you everyone who has donated to and shared the fundraiser so far! This morning Jon shared the wonderful song of the printers on BBC Radio 6. If you missed it, you can listen to the clip here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1S9CKxM4fhR4MxAQGFGB37CQiM2xYG92U/view?usp=sharing

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    2 months ago

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    Supporters

    68

    • Les P

      Les P

      May 25, 2020

      Good job chaps. Keep it up

    • JK

      JK

      May 22, 2020

      Great cause!! Well done!!

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 20, 2020

      Donation from Sue in Verwood

      £15.00

    • Ann & Peter Lomax

      Ann & Peter Lomax

      May 15, 2020

      Well done for all your efforts.

      £20.00

    • SUZANNE AND JOHN BLUNDELL

      SUZANNE AND JOHN BLUNDELL

      May 15, 2020

      THANK YOU, PLEASE KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK

      £20.00

    • Andrew and Ro Green

      Andrew and Ro Green

      May 14, 2020

      what a brilliant effort, well done!

      £50.00

    • Beryl

      Beryl

      May 14, 2020

      Good work! Well done all of you!

      £20.00

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    SoMakeIt - the Southampton Makerspace

    SoMakeIt - the Southampton Makerspace

    Southampton, UK

    So Make It is a non-profit MakerSpace in Southampton, UK – a friendly and inclusive place for people who like making things to sharing knowledge, experience and tools.

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